Freedom of information disclosure log

We keep a record of information that's been disclosed by us under freedom of information (FOI). Our disclosure log details what's been released, when it was released, and how long it will remain available for.  

What is the disclosure log?

Our FOI disclosure log contains requested information released by us under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). Most requests are generally related to trade mark applications.

How it works

We'll provide a link to the information if it can be downloaded from our website. We may remove information that's attached to or referred to in our log after 12 months, unless it has enduring public value.

What isn't disclosed

Some information is protected and won't appear here. This only applies to:

  • Personal information, if its publication would be unreasonable
  • Information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person, if its publication would be unreasonable
  • Other information, covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner, if its publication would be unreasonable
  • Any information that isn't reasonably practicable to publish because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above points.

Other restrictions

  • Where FOI requests were related to a trade mark application, the decision maker will determine whether the documents requested are appropriate for public release in the disclosure log on a case-by-case basis
  • A document published on the disclosure log may be an edited or redacted version of the document originally provided to an applicant because of an exception in 11C(1) of the FOI Act.

FOI disclosure log

The following was requested:

  • Documents relating to Australian patents that were the subject of post grant re-examination, not resulting from a third party request, since 1 January 2021.

Related documents

Two documents related to the information request are available for view. 

Log number

1106

Release type

Released in full

Date listed

30 March 2022

Proposed deletion date

30 March 2023

A copy of the adverse examination report dated 18 October 2004 was requested in relation to trade mark no. 1007874.

Related documents

One document related to the information request is available for view. 

Log number

1105

Release type

Released in full

Date listed

11 February 2022

Proposed deletion date

11 February 2023

The following was requested:

  • Conflicting goods and services
  • ATMOSS/ATMS searching guidelines

Related documents

Three documents related to the information request are available for view. 

Log number

1104

Release type

Released in full

Date listed

9 February 2022

Proposed deletion date

9 February 2023

The following was requested:

  • Documents relating to the requirements for a valid series trade mark application
  • Documents relating to Section 51 of the Trade Marks Act 1995

Related documents

One document related to the information request is available to view. 

Log number

1103

Release type

Released in full

Date listed

16 December 2021

Proposed deletion date

16 December 2022

In relation to the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) scheme, the following was requested:

  • IP Australia's submission document to the AWEI scheme
  • Data collated by IP Australia for provision to Pride in Diversity and AWEI scheme
  • Results of AWEI employee survey conducted by IP Australia on IP Australia employees
  • Invoices to ACON, Pride in Diversity and AWEI.

The documents were released in part, with some material redacted and several exemptions relied upon. This included:

Material redacted

  • Names, photos and contact details of non-senior staff
  • Third party business affairs information
  • Staff survey information.

Exemptions relied upon

  • Certain operations of agencies – section 47E(c) and (d)
  • Personal information (privacy) – section 47F
  • Business affairs information – section 47G.

Related documents

If you'd like to access the documents mentioned, please reach out to us at FOIrequests@ipaustralia.gov.au

Log number

1102

Release type

Released in part

Date listed

8 December 2021

Proposed deletion date

8 December 2022

The following was requested:

  • Response to examiner's report filed 17 May 2012
  • Statutory declaration filed 10 January 2013.

The response to examiner's report document was deemed publicly available under section 217A of the Trade Marks Act 1982 and processed under the public access scheme.

The statutory declaration document was processed under the FOI Act and released in full.

Related documents

One document related to the information request is available to view. 

Log number

1101

Release type

Released in full

Date listed

18 October 2021

Proposed deletion date

18 October 2022

A copy of a hearing decision dated 11 March 2005, in relation to trade mark application no. 966033, was requested and refused.

Related documents

One document related to the information request is available to view. 

Log number

1100

Release type

Released in full

Date listed

15 October 2021

Proposed deletion date

15 October 2022

With regard to the IP Government Open Database, the following was requested:

  • Information on the patent examiner which was linked to each application
  • If it exists, a register of active patent practitioners
  • If it exists, data on the number of forward citations that each patent received.

Related documents

One document related to the information request is available to view. 

Log number

1099

Release type

Refused — s24a/withheld in full 47F

Date listed

06 October 2021

Proposed deletion date

06 October 2022

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